Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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Johnston, J. Bennett, 1932-. Papers, 196?-1996. Ca. 500 linear ft., Location: IMJBJ, OS, Range 59-60, Vault. A Shreveport attorney and state legislator, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1973 and retired in 1996. In addition to energy and defense, Senator Johnston focused on navigation, flood control, hurricane protection, and other natural resources programs. Primarily records of his Senate career, including correspondence, trip files, records of his administrative and legislative assistants, legislative files, papers related to Louisiana grants and projects, speeches, news releases and photographs, and committee files. Also found are papers related to his campaigns and the Democratic Party as well as the annual Washington Mardi Gras ball and the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians. Mss. 4473.

Johnston, Philip Preston, Jr. Collection, 1892-1895, 1903. 26 items. Location: U:104. Resident of Lexington, Kentucky, and one of four brothers who attended LSU from 1892-1896. Photographs of LSU cadets collected by Johnston. The collection consists of group pictures of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, the 1894 football team, the Class of 1895, and probably three of the four Johnston brothers; and individual pictures of cadets. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1775.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Johnston, William Preston. Items, 1934-1935. 8 items. Location: Misc. President of Louisiana State University (1880-1883). Letters and related items pertaining to Johnston, including correspondence of Mrs. Grayson with the Johnston family pertaining to genealogy; a letter from Tulane University concerning a portrait of Johnston; and a list of New Orleans newspaper articles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Women, New Orleans 1866-, LSU

Jones, George W. Papers, 1902-1984, undated (bulk 1942-1950). 3 linear ft. Locations: D:102-104. OS:J. Member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and later a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve from Canton, Mississippi. Collection consists of correspondence and personal papers documenting primarily the lives of Jones and his family. Correspondence discusses news regarding Canton, World War II, the Jones family's drug store, George's wellbeing and duties, and other family members and friends. Personal papers, chiefly printed materials, document George's time in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mss. 4135.

Jordan, James Luther, Sr. Photographs, 1914. 2 photographs. Location: MISC:J. James Luther Jordan, Sr., a native of Vernon Parish, Louisiana, graduated from Louisiana State University in 1916. While a student, he worked as a milkman to pay his tuition. Two photographs depict Jordan with his horse and milk wagon in 1914. Mss. 5325.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Kahao, Mary Jane. Mary Jane Fly Kahao collection of photographs and ephemera, [ca. 1887-1910]. 26 items. Location: UU:250. This collection includes twenty-three photographs from people in the Baton Rouge area. Eight of these portraits were made by Baton Rouge photographer Andrew D. Lytle. Also in the collection are invitations to commencement ceremonies from the LSU Corps of Cadets (1891), Silliman Collegiate Institute (1887), and the S. A. K. Literary Society (1891). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4703.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Kahao, Mary Jane (Mrs. Kenneth). Papers, 1965, 1966. 4 items. Location: Misc. Newspaper clipping from the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate of a biographical article on botanical writer and illustrator Caroline C. Dorman. Correspondence with Dorman chiefly concerns a proposed exhibit of wild flowers and plants at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2700.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge, LSU

Keller, Anatole J. and family. Papers, 1885-1919. 2.5 linear ft. Location: 77:94-95, OS:K. Sugar technologist from Hahnville, Louisiana, active in the support of various African American causes (1918-1919). Correspondence pertains to social life, Keller's work as a sugar technologist, sugar technology in the West Indies, and elementary school education in Louisiana. Papers related to African American activism include copies of the 'Negro' Advocate." Included are class notes and assignments (1907-1911) from Louisiana State University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2910.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Education, African Americans, LSU

Keller, Arthur G. Papers, 1878-1967 (bulk 1927-1967). 19 linear ft. Location: IMAGK (offsite, requires 48 hours' minimum notice to retrieve). Professor of Chemical Engineering, LSU, specialist in sugar cane technology, and consulting engineer. Professional papers include correspondence; notebooks; teaching materials; and files, financial records, and reports relative to a firm of consulting engineers run by Keller. Materials on sugar cane technology include repots on refineries and production. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2318, 2746.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Business, LSU

Kennedy, Kemble K., Sr. Scrapbook, 1925-1953. 1 volume. Location: W:42. Scrapbook that primarily contains clippings from several different newspapers documenting Kennedy's high school graduation, various awards and honors from Farmerville High and LSU, his ordeal with the "Whangdoodle" scandal, and several obituaries of him. It also contains one letter, a telegram from friends, a summons to appear in court, an executive order suspending him from LSU in 1930, a pledge sheet with signatures to swear to uphold the privacy of the Theta Nu Epsilon fraternity, a handwritten note from one of his ex-fraternity brothers, and a program of "Memorial Exercises before the Supreme Court of Louisiana." Mss. 4971.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Kentucky Military Institute volumes, 1888-1893. 5 ms. vols. Location: G:17. Class record books of W. P. Martin, S. R. Douglas, W. H. Conner, and Colonel P. Albert Moore, teachers at the Kentucky Military Institute, Farmdale, Kentucky, during the period David F. Boyd, formerly president of LSU was superintendent of the school. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Kerr, E. W. Papers, 1898-1951 (bulk 1925-1949). Approximately 12.5 linear ft. Location: 77:22-34, OS:K. Baton Rouge engineer. Kerr was an LSU professor of mechanical engineering (1905-1916), an efficiency engineer for the Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation of Havana, Cuba (1916-1931), and a consultant to southwest Louisiana sugar factories (1935-1949). Papers include correspondence, technical data and notes, blueprints and related printed items documenting Kerr's career in the sugar industry. Papers also include family letters and personal correspondence related to business matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1308.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Plantations, Baton Rouge, LSU

Kidd, John W. Photographs and broadside, 1936-1940. 8 items. Location: MISC:K. LSU alumnus, conductor of the swing band Johnny Kidd and His Orchestra, and member of Owen Reed and the Playhouse Orchestra. Photographs of Kidd and other members of swing bands based at LSU; and a broadside of 'Johnny Kidd and His Orchestra' (undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4635.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, LSU

King, Grace Elizabeth. Selected papers, 1864, 1883-1933. 1 linear ft., 2 microfilm reels. Location: UU:31, MSS.MF:K, Vault:1. New Orleans writer and historian. Business and personal correspondence pertaining to Grace King's literary career, European travels, and social and family life; includes some family correspondence, principally of her sister, Annie R. King. Papers also include a copy of an order issued by Richard Taylor concerning the Battle of Mansfield (1864), a program for the memorial service for Jefferson Davis held in New Orleans (1903), and manuscript notes concerning the United States Army occupation of New Orleans (undated). Correspondence from Baron Edouard de Pontabla, Charles Wagner, Henry Vignaud, and Flora O'Gorencees discuss World War I. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Part of the Grace King Collection. Mss. 1282.

Kirby, Thomas Austin. Oral history interview, 1982. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (27 pages). Location: L:4700.31. Served as Chair of the Department of English at LSU from 1940 to 1973. Kirby is best known for his work Troilus: A Study in Courtly Love. Interview concerns Kirby's education in the 1930s, his work at the LSU English Department, and his colleagues. Topics include Kirby's predecessor, rivalry between certain professors, Huey Long's effect on LSU, and the demise of the Southern Review. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.31.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, LSU

Kirby, Thomas Austin. Papers, 1932-1988. Professor at Louisiana State University from 1935 to 1973, serving as head of the English Department from 1940 to 1973. Research notes, correspondence, articles, exams, criticism, and phonograph records covering the period 1932 to 1988 document the professional life of Thomas Austin Kirby. The bulk of the collection is comprised of his research in Medieval and Victorian literature and its writers. Geoffrey Chaucer's work is paid particular attention, notably his CANTERBURY TALES. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4558.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Klein, Earl Edwin, 1901-1984. Papers, 1913. 2 linear ft. Location: 1:4-5. Director of the School of Social Welfare, LSU. Professional papers include correspondence, writings, and printed materials on social welfare. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2262, 2338, 2518.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Knaus, Ronald M. Papers, 1914-1986 (bulk 1976-1983). 2 linear ft., 3 volumes, 5 rolled plan sets. Location: 47:1-3, OS:K. Professor at the Nuclear Science Center of Louisiana State University. Papers pertain cheifly to Knaus's involvment in the University Lakes Restoration Project and include correspondence, reports, proposals, grant documenation, project plans, newspaper clippings, photographic prints, maps, and other records. Mss. 4037.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, LSU

Kniffen, Fred Bowerman, 1900-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1977. 3 sound cassettes (4.5 hours), Transcript (138 pages). Location: L:4700.0032. Professor of geology at LSU. Interview includes discussion of Kniffen's education, family life, travels, work in cultural geography with Native American nations, work at LSU, and professional life in the fields of geography and geology. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0032.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Kniffen, Fred Bowerman. Papers, 1879-1989. 22 linear feet. Location: 49:1-12; OS:K. Professor of geography and anthropology, retired from Louisiana State in 1970. Papers consist of family papers, correspondence, writings, teaching materials (ca. 1936-1969), printed and graphic materials, and papers related to the Association of American Geographers. Unproc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3488.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU